A new exhibition which charts the remarkable story of Scottish double silver medallists Aileen McGlynn and Louise Haston has been unveiled at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow.

The para-cycling duo won Scotland's first medal of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome before going on to claim a second silver three days later.

Titled Blood, Sweat and Gears, the exhibition reflects their journey from preparation and training to living in the Athletes' Village and celebrating their medal success.

It includes the Queen's Baton, which covered more than 118,000 miles across the Commonwealth en route to the opening ceremony at Celtic Park, and a life-size fibreglass statue of Glasgow 2014 mascot, Clyde, one of 25 displayed around the city during the Games.

Many of the objects featured are personal to McGlynn and Haston including two tandems, training gear and even some empty energy gel packs.

Triple Paralympic champion McGlynn's first bike as a youngster - a Raleigh Amber - is also on show.

McGlynn, 41, from Glasgow, has been visually impaired since birth. She credits Sir Chris Hoy as her inspiration and the cycling shoes that the six-time Olympic champion wore while competing at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne are part of the exhibition.

"It's a little strange, but a very special experience to walk in to the museum and see both my first bike and the tandem I competed on form part of a display," said McGlynn. "It completes my journey beautifully and I'm touched to be part of something which celebrates such a momentous summer for the city."

Haston, 34, from Edinburgh was the able-bodied pilot on the front of the tandem in their medal haul.

"Coming into the Riverside Museum and taking in the new display transported me straight back to the velodrome last summer and the deafening roar that greeted Aileen and I as we competed for Team Scotland," said Haston. "I still find it quite emotional; it was like nothing I had ever experienced before."

The exhibition marks what is believed to be the first initiative of its kind in the UK, a partnership with Glasgow Museums which saw the pair loaned a tandem and cycling kit which would later become part of the city's collection.

A fracture in the frame, however, resulted in McGlynn and Haston competing on a different bike at the Games. Both tandems and the story of having to adapt to last minute changes of plan are charted in the display.

Councillor Archie Graham, chair of Glasgow Life, said: "I am thrilled to see this tremendous new display at Riverside. It brings back a flood of great memories and it's been a pleasure to relive those with Aileen and Louise, part of Team Scotland who gave us so much to celebrate.

"This display highlights a little of the determination, effort and sacrifice that goes into the long journey on the road to success."

Blood, Sweat and Gears will be on show at the Riverside Museum until early next year.